I have appreciated being able to use the APA Referencing Macros from Southern Ocean Software. I am able to do high quality writing and my content has always been given high marks, but my grades have suffered in the past, because I do not give sufficient detail to the APA Referencing.
I have the reference manuals, but somehow fail to look up each citation, to be sure it is correct. Trusting my memory is risky, and often the reference would be incorrect, or incomplete.
Because my content has always received high marks, I felt that if I could use some kind of tool to "manage" the references, that my grades would be much higher. I am happy to report that since I started using Southern Ocean Software Macros, I have received straight A grades in my writing courses. The macros take away some of the pain of referencing. For example, I take my laptop to the library with me, and when I cite references, I just start filling in the blanks for the type reference. By the time I leave the library, I have the citations and all bibliographic requirements met. Then I do the writing of the body of the research paper, and I can achieve near perfect results, most of the time.
This is a major improvement over flipping through the APA reference manual, to see if the reference details are satisfied. Thanks for making a tool for writers, that removes some of the tedium from the task. Those of us who are already quality writers, should not become mired in the referencing details, but instead focus concentration on improving the content and usability of what we write.
Your software has helped so much. As a university student
not having much experience with APA referencing it made
this daunting part of any essay the easiest. There was also
hardly any way you could get it wrong. It was the best thing I
could have found for my essay writing and just gave me that
little added confidence in my work.
I love the APA macros! I am in the PhD online program and must write papers
every week. I utilize the APA macros with every paper I write, and
currently have an A average in my program. The time I would have spent on
formating my paper to APA compliance I was able to spend on content to
create a better product.
I purchased APA Macros while in search of a way streamline the paper
writing process for school. What I didn't realize was how much easier
it was going to make the process. No more looking up APA formats in
different books, no more searching for the proper context of internet
periodicals... no more hassle! You saved me a ton of time, and a ton of
Thank you so much!
I have truly loved using APA referencing macros. It has made it so easy
to do research papers and now i dont have to worry about how to type the
works cited page because the program will automatically put the
information in the correct format. I would recommend it to anyone who
has to do research papers!!!
I am a Manhattan College Student in an adult degree program that
consists of many papers and I find your macros very helpful. They make
the tedious bearable and simplified.
I have been using your software now for about tree months and have had great results in my college classes. My productivity and grades have increase as a result of using the formatting features and that’s a good thing! I only ask that you keep up the fine work.
J. J. Berry
I have been very pleased with your APA referencing macros, I use them
frequently in my educational program and I have recommended them to several
individuals and entire classes as well. I think you have a terrific
product and thank you for your great customer
As a student of DeVry University, which has adopted APA as the format for
papers written, I found SOS's APA Referencing Macros a wonderful tool for
organizing my papers in the proper format.
As a busy undergraduate student, this utility saved me the painstaking
process of assembling a formal reference list once my paper was already
written. I can never remember the APA rules for each type of reference, and
this product does the work for me! Well worth the cost!
I found your APA program to be very helpful. I used it to do my term papers for the RN program I was enrolled in. It made the papers so much easier to do. The program sets up the APA format. I found it easy to use and would recommend it to anyone who has to use the APA format.
I am a graduate student and APA Macros have been a tremendous help to me in
the classes I am currently taking. My last two on-line courses required a
total of six APA referenced assignments. To be honest I didn't even know
what APA referencing was. The program has allowed me to concentrate on the
research and writing, while it takes care of the referencing mechanics.
Before I got APA Macros I spent hours looking up correct procedures, asking
classmates and agonizing over the correct referencing formats. This is time
I can't spare, I can now put my energies into the subject matter and not
worry about jumping through the referencing hoops. I also appreciate the
support I have received, when I first received APA I had a couple of
questions on form and was delighted to get an answer the same day. I know
this sounds like a cliché but, thank you for a great product at a great
Olympia, Washington USA
As an MBA student, our papers were required to contain APA references. We
had to always insert some form of comments into the essay answers referring
to the book. Had it not been for the macros, I would have spent much more
time looking up HOW to correctly do a footnote or a reference.
I save so much time after I do my essays now on referencing that
I do next weeks paper on the same day. As a Sailor of the United States
Navy, a full time husband, father, and student my time is valuable. With
the help of the referencing guide for text citations, it alleviates the time
I spend on essays and looking up the proper ways to cite the my sources.
With APA referencing it helps me to the detail of whatever I'm referencing,
whether it is a book, an online database, or just the internet. I'm sure
glad I invested in the APA software.
The APA referencing has been a real help. I started studying my second
degree, 4 years after I've finished my first one, and never before did
I need to reference properly. As we have to submit all our essays to a
Plagiarism site, the referencing has to be perfect, otherwise we get
penalised for it. It is really easy to use, only type what you need and
off you go. I have saved me hours of trying to figure out the sequence,
italics, punctuation etc. Time is something you can't buy, but with the
purchase of the APA referencing system, I have bought myself a lot of
You are a genius, I knew you would find the answer.
This works great. It will really come in handy as I have a lot of papers due
soon as I have just enrolled in online courses to enhance my education.
First of all, thank you for allowing me to provide feedback on this "must-have" product. During the course of my school work I have found it to be an invaluable time-saving tool to completing my papers.
I've found the macros extremely helpful in composing my papers for
University of Phoenix. It saves me a ton of time. If there was one
software package I would recommend for college students, this would be it.
I tell all of my fellow students to get this macro package.
As a person returning to the online classroom, I find the APA Referencing Macro the one tool that can provide you with the instant ability to complete the required reference papers in the APA format. I have not been in a classroom for several years and this program allows me to concentrate on my time reading and researching the subjects, not worrying about the correct way to format and reference the information. As we all face time constraints in our lives, I would recommend it to everyone going back to college. Especially, if doing your course work online and away from the campus.
The APA Macro program is very efficient and reliable. I found that it
reduced my time entering references. It also provides accurate placement of
said references according to updates in the APA rules.
Jonathan E. Evans
Florida Supreme Court Arbitrator
I am taking course and I we are writing reference papers every week. APA Referencing Macros has been a great help. I started using APA Referencing when I decided to return to school. Having forgotten a lot about the APA style of writing, the APA Referencing help me tremendously with understanding how to reference and where to put the information. I would recommend APA to not only college students but to professionals who spend time writing.
I just wanted to say Thank You so much for the APA Referencing Micros, because I have been receiving an A on every paper that I have written this semester, and I also plan to use it for Graduate School in the summer.
'The APA Referencing Macros is an absolute must-have for me and my studies.
As a post-graduate student with a full-time job to hold down, I find APA
Referencing Macros saves me so much time. I have received very good comments
on my referencing from my tutors each time I hand in a paper. It has saved
me literally hours of typing and rearranging lists, etc.'
Post-graduate psychology student, England
As a graduate student just beginning a doctoral program, I was very fortunate to find your product. It was very easy to use, and did not require anything special to work with Microsoft Word. Many of the students in my cohort group were very frustrated using the APA software that they had purchased and I recommended APA Referencing Macros which they happily downloaded and used successfully.
Thanks for the APA Macros, they have been a tremendous help with my referencing outside sources when writing for my college education. APA style is required by the university and much emphasis is placed on references. The references are closely scrutinized and points are taken off for mistakes. The APA references have made a confusing issue much easier for me. Using the APA macros started me off on the right foot and helped me to earn an "A" on my first ten page research paper and I will continue to use them for the rest of my degree. I am looking forward to the improvements in the future.
Charles E. Bottoms
I've been using your APA Referencing Macros program for the last few months and have found it to be extremely useful and an awesome time saver!! APA at the university level is extremely important and this program proved invaluable. I would highly recommend it to all to master their referencing needs.
Orville l. Kraley
The APA macros have helped me out tremendously. I
have not attended school for over 20 years. When I
decided to go back to school I was apprehensive
enough, but when I got started and learned I would
have to write papers and use APA referencing I thought
I was going to quit school. I had never heard of the
APA writing style. I hit the Internet and began
searching for information; I bought several books
attempting to learn this new style of writing.
Needless to say this cost me extended amount of time
and money. Then I learned about your APA macros. I
tried them one time and I was hooked. Even though I
knew I could use the macros for free for a limited
time I did not hesitate to purchase the macros. This
was the best money I have spent so far related to my
education. I am not an excellent writer by any means,
however I have not received less than an "A" on any
paper since I started using the macros. I am not
saying the macros are what made the paper an "A", but
I am saying they allowed me to keep my papers within
the requirements on how to write the paper, which is
figured into the final grade of the paper. I have
already recommended this program to everyone of my
classmates and would recommend it to anyone who is
attending higher education whether you are just out of
high school or like me are going back to school after
an extended absence.
I found that the APA Referencing Macros to be a very useful word processing
software add-on. For the function of adding references to your document it
is easy to use, allows the writer to insert previously used references with
a minimum of key strokes, and has a reordering or sort function with one key
stroke. The macro includes both a document template for complete APA
formatted documents and a blank template to allow the creation of non-formal
APA formatted documents.
I am currently studying for an MBA and find the macros invaluable. I have
used them for every assignment since I installed them. A big big time saver.
APA Referencing Macros was the best investment in any software I have made
in a long time!
As an older college student, I needed a way to make my papers more
professional and easy to
do, APA Referencing Macros provided that for me and more. If you are taking
that require referencing I highly recommend APA Referencing Macros for their
ease of use as
well as a low learning curve.
I am currently using APA referencing macros and I love it! It takes only minutes to start using and has saved me countless hours of work.
As an adult learner finishing a degree after a number of years away, I was more than a little lost when confronted with the requirement to write using the APA style. The APA's manual is not an easy tool to use and I quickly decided to search the web for a software solution. I chose your program because others had commented on it positively and you allowed a free trial use before payment. After using the program once, I knew I was going to buy it. A number of my coworkers are also in the same degree program, several of them found your program themselves, and the rest quickly got it after we told them about it. We all are in agreement that your software is a lifesaver. Thank you for your work on this product, it has made my school work easier. Just the other day my instructor graded a paper with comments on how well I seem to have mastered the APA style!
Thanks again Michael,
For me and many fellow university students, completing an essay without
the aid of APA Macro would not seem right. The time saved via the use of
this simple tool makes the complicated task of referencing easy. I have
been complimented on numerous occasions on the referencing technique
used in my essays from lectures (I don't tell them I use the APA macro!)
I would recommend this simple tool to anybody who needs to incorporate
referencing in there documents.
Keep up the good work
Working at a University, I take many classes to keep improving myself.
This product has made the work of etching out a bibliography a thing of the
past. Since I started utilizing APA Referencing Macro's my written papers
have seen a definitive increase on the grade scale, with many an excellent
written on my bibliography page.
Using the Macros has made adding references a breeze. I would recommend this product to anyone who is writing papers for college who does not want to loose points because their references are incorrect.
APA Referencing has been great. It has been a tremendous help when typing my papers for my graduate classes. I was only familiar with MLA previously so I really needed a source to aid in writing APA papers. Thanks for a great product!
Without the APA Referencing Macro, there is NO WAY I would have been able
to do half of my papers correctly. The template's format and referencing
tool made the tasks so much easier. The format provided the BEST
appearance, and was commented on by numerous professors and journal readers.
I looked at and tried over a dozen macros and programs, yet this one stood
out head and shoulders above all the rest.
I had a marketing class that required six (6!) research papers in one
semester. They all had to be APA or Chicago Style. I purchased APA
Referencing Macros from Michael Bryant and was amazed at how easy the
program was to use! It saved me an incredible amount of time and effort.
Inserting sources was a breeze and the "References" page magically appeared
in the proper format. I would recommend this program to anyone who has even
one research or term paper to do. It is well worth the money!
I find the APA macros extremely helpful. I am currently in a PhD program and use the macros on a regular bases when I do my referencing for the course papers. I have suggested the macros to a number of my fellow learners when ever they have questions on how to do APA references.
Michael, I have found your APA macros to be a valuable and reliable resource
in my masters degree studies. I would recommend Southern Ocean Software to
my fellow learners and professors.
I have thoroughly enjoyed using APA Reference software. Since I started using it, I have been able to get all A's in my Term Papers that I have had to do. It has saved me a lot of time and frustration. I would recommend this software to anyone who has to write research papers.
Thank you again for taking the time to make such a wonderful tool for research writers!!! I have only two more classes to go for my BBA and then, who knows I may go for my MBA. When I first started taking these courses, it scared me to death to think of having to write in the APA format. But now, thanks to your software, the fear is gone and I am confident that I am able to write "A" quality papers.
Thank-you so much for creating the APA macro. I could not have made it through graduate school without it. All of my professors bragged on my correct use of APA style. I recommend your product to everyone.
The APA Macros I purchased from you was the best money I spent in a long time. Your macros have made writing papers easier and the time spent in formatting infinitely less. If they could do the research and provide appropriate phrasing they would be perfect. But as it is, they come pretty doggone close to that mark of "paper writing perfection". I am glad to endorse a product that makes my academic life easier.
Since learning of APA Reference Macros at Capella University August Colloquim, I have been an avid user of the system for all my PhD course papers. I have found that the referencing portion to be very good, easy to use, and a dream even when I am posting online and don't have easy access to my APA manual.
I plan to use the macros for my dissertation next year and plan to let all my academic colleagues know how reasonable and efficient the macors are for academic papers.
I am writing to you as a successful user of your macro's. I have highly
recommended them to my friends at Uni, and they love them! As a person
with a learning disability, I find them exceptionally helpful. They
have cut my essay writing down by about 2 hours per 2000words (normally
20-25hrs worth). I am a third year Psych. student, and I wish I had
them in my first year! Worth every cent... and then some.
I am a graduate student with the University of Phoenix on-line.
A major part of my course of study is to write research papers. I
average two or more a week and I absolutely hated trying to figure out
how to cite references. It seems I always had something a little wrong,
spacing or syntax. Since I have purchased APA Referencing macros, I have
not had a single point deducted for improperly formatted citations. I
now even volunteer composing the citations for group and team
assignments. It makes me look like a professional researcher.
University of Phoenix
After thirty years with the Houston Police Department I made a decision to
return to college and obtain a degree. After enrolling with Mountain State
University and recieving the book "Publication Manual of the American
Psychological Association" I seriously considered recounting my decision to
attend college. Another student and officer told me about the APA
Macro on the internet with Southern Ocean Software. After downloading the
program and using it last semester I can safely say that the macro helped me
to stop worring about the referencing and enabled me to concentrate on the
Thanks Southern Ocean Software!
Houston Police Department
Employment Serivces Divsion
I wanted to thank you for an outstanding product that
fills a much-needed niche for the research student! I
just completed my Masters in Business and all of my
assignments required use of the APA format. What a
God-send your APA Referencing Macros has been! My
course was fully online through AIU, so I had little
personal support from classmates or staff as to the
proper rules and protocol of APA. Your product guided
me and helped me produce flawless papers, helping me
to earn a 4.0 GPA for the length of my program! I am
now commencing my Doctorate program and have just
installed APA Referencing Macros 2.0. I look forward
to continued success and support from Southern Ocean
Software over the next three years. Thanks!
Edward K. Hudson
MBA (American Intercontinental Univeristy)
and Student (Doctorate of Management, Colorado Technical University)
I have been in the U.S. Air Force for the past 17 years.
School is a part-time endeavor for me. My duty often
requires me to travel overseas for temporary duty where
there isn't much "free time" allotted for studies. Your software
allows me to utilize my homework time more efficiently
by reducing the time it takes to prepare my assignments
by at least 50%. Whether in the states or performing
temporary duty overseas, please know that your software
is making my life so much easier!
TSgt Scott, USAF